Posts Tagged ‘impossible’

Jesus says, with God all things are possible even those things considered impossible for us. The key here is the “with God” part. So if He says do it, what do we have to fear? We can be daring when we’re following God’s lead and walking with Him moment by moment.

I heard this phrase a couple of times today. Think about it for a minute… It’s an absolute impossibility.

We each so desire to be connected, I came across this statement from Bob Lefsetz (thank you Darren) and it really tells how the world around us feels.

“It’s dark inside my mind. Do you get that feeling? That there’s a plethora of stimuli surrounding you but there’s a force field between you and the rest of the universe? That you’re locked inside your head and you can’t break out? That no one understands you and you’re dying to make a connection but it’s impossible? I feel that way all the time. My whole life is about trying to eradicate this feeling, I’m trying to make a connection.”

We can be the solution if we will.

Omnipotent means all-powerful. Everything is possible for God and all things are possible with God. This attribute has generated all kinds of “could God…?” questions that sometimes cross the line of ridiculousness. The way I like to look at it is the difference between “could God” and “would God”. I’m not comfortable with the phrase God can’t but there are certainly things God won’t do. As we mentioned at the outset of this look at His attributes, God is always each of these qualities so He would not violate a characteristic.

Also we can take incredible comfort in knowing that there’s nothing that God can’t handle. Sometimes that may even include us being pissed off at Him, He can handle it. In fact He would much rather we focus our anger on Him instead of those around us. Scripture says, “With God nothing is impossible.” It’s not saying for God, it’s saying with God. How cool is it to know that together He and we can accomplish the impossible?

Jesus says, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” Our only hope for healing and wholeness is with God. He must be the source of our strength; there is no power apart from Him. We may gain temporary relief from the things we do ourselves but there’s no lasting effect. We’ve merely put a band-aid on something that requires a surgeon.

Scripture doesn’t specifically say God won’t give you more than you can handle, but the concept is there. He is always the answer to whatever difficulty may befall us. With Him all things are possible, with Him nothing is impossible, so the answer is, let’s go through this with Him. When things get really, really rough together we can not only get through but flourish.

Possibilities

Posted: August 4, 2011 in Uncategorized
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The scriptures say, “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” I think we read that and think it means that for God nothing is impossible, which of course is true but that’s not what’s being said. It’s saying that for us anything is possible when we’re with Him.